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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. ProducerChrislmpey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

The Music of the Spheres. Melvyn Bragg and guests Peter Forshaw and Angela Voss discuss the idea, popular from late antiquity to the Renaissance, that the revolution of the planets generates a celestial harmony of profound and transcendent beauty. The music of the spheres still echoes in astrology, astronomy and theology, as well as in terrestrial music. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Peter Forshaw
Guest: Angela Voss
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:The Pain and the Privilege:the Women in Lloyd George's Life

4/5. Lloyd George's relationship with Frances Stevenson intensifies. Ffion Hague reads from her new book. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Frances Stevenson

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Now Is Eternal
Life (Christchurch). Titus 2, vv11-15. Thou Art the Way (Steel). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist James Davy.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: James Davy.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 4/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

7/9. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Round Britain Quiz Is 60

Tom Sutcliffe investigates why a quiz in which panellists struggle to find connections between the most arcane bits of knowledge has proved so enduringly popular for 60 years, Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Geoff Bird

: You and Yours

With Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Helen Mark travels along the Poacher Line in Lincolnshire, a 55-mile railway route linking Grantham and Skegness. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beijing'sSlowest Elevator

Penny Leicester's adaptation of Xiaolu Guo 's short story about Zhang Yan , a rural girl determined to make something of herself in Beijing. By night she works in an upmarket karaoke bar, entertaining and sleeping with its clients, but a chance encounter with an attractive young man offers her a glimmer of hope in the isolation of the city.
Producer/Director Emma Harding


Unknown: Xiaolu Guo
Unknown: Zhang Yan
Director: Emma Harding
Zhang: Liz Sutherland
Li: David Lee
Ma: Chlke Chan
Father: Richard Woo
Taxi driver: Richard Woo
Mother: Su-Lin Looi
Karaoke girl 2: Su-Lin Looi

: Check Up

2/6. Barbara Myers and her guests offer advice on cosmetic dentistry. Producer Paula McGrath
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Unaccustomed Earth

4/5. Once in a Lifetime. Two Indian families are reunited in a small house in Massachusetts. Jhumpa Lahiri's story is read by Nina Wadia. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For details see Monday


Read By: Nina Wadia.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Cosmic Quest

19/30 Einstein's Biggest Blunder. Heather Couper looks at the discovery that the universe is expanding and how it overturned Albert Einstein 's theories of the early 20th century. For details see Monday


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Albert Einstein

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup 's guests include the South African novelist Damon Galgut , who talks about his latest novel The Impostor. And Paul Bailey discusses the Russian emigre writer Andrei Makine. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Damon Galgut
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Andrei Makine.

: The Material World

On 21 June 1948 Manchester University's "Baby" became the first freely programmable electronic digital computer. Quentin Cooper celebrates its 60th anniversary and discusses the revolutionary random access memory (RAM) technology that enabled the breakthrough and is still in use today.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The future of the House of Lords hangs in the balance. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

6/6. Victoria Cohen chairs a satirical debate in which Arthur Smith , Michael Bywater and David Mitchell discuss rising sea levels, whether Radio 4 caters too much for middle England, and whether short men look silly with tall Wives. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Victoria Cohen
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: David Mitchell
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Brian and Jennifer live the high life.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews. With John Wilson. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Way We Live Right Now

4/15. Where can Ghassan Mehmoud run? Anthony Trollope 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ghassan Mehmoud
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.

: Circles

A look at the work of Circles of Support and Accountability - voluntary groups who keep a supportive eye on convicted sex offenders after their release from prison. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: In Business

8/9. Happy Go Lucky. Happiness is a factor that economists and business have always struggled to account for in their calculations. Peter Day assesses the counterproductivity of ignoring the happiness of the workforce.
Producer Ruth Alexander Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Ruth Alexander

: Leading Edge

2/8. Jonathan Stewart visits the Great
Barrier Reef and hears from scientists how this incredible living structure is providing key evidence in the debate about climate change. And Geoff Watts reports on the latest news from the world of science. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Jonathan Stewart
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News round-up, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

9/10. By Chinua Achebe. Read by Chuk Iwuji. The seven years of exile are at an end and Okonkwo prepares to return to his clan. For details see Monday


Read By: Chuk Iwuji.

: Nebulous: Us and Phlegm

By Graham Duff.
6/6. Professor Nebulous and his inept team of space eco-warriors encounter a very snotty alien life form that is infecting the world's workforce. David Tennant puts in a guest appearance in Graham Duff's sitcom.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Professor Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Dr Beep: David Tennant

: Today In Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran


Presented By: Sean Curran

: News

: Book of the Week:The Pain and the Privilege:the Women in Lloyd George's Life

4/5. Ffion Hague reads from her new book. Repeated from 9.45am

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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